goodbye Madmen


  The pageantry of Mad Men will come to a close this Sunday. Oh boy am I going to miss the show. I started watching on Netflix about 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since. I don't know if it is the incredible set design… the costumes that are so on point to the decade of the characters or if it is the characters that you really do … [Read more...]

things my mother taught me….


  Respect yourself so that others will do the same. Spending time alone is not awful. You don’t always need to be where “everyone else” is. Everyone can have a bad day…even a good mother. Life is full of challenges but there's always someone somewhere that has a challenge that's heavier than yours. Always listen to yourself first … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts for Mom & Summer reading


  Hey yall! We made it to Friday! I have had a productive week but nothing really that I can share with you… at least right now. I was browsing on Etsy a few nights this week and came up with a few things to share…all of these Mother's Day gifts are all thoughtful priced very reasonably. Unique gifts that are personal always … [Read more...]



We rarely took a spring vacation when I was growing up. It didn't seem like many people did actually. When I was in high school we lived in Wisconsin so to travel anywhere south/warm you were going to be in the car for at least 24 hours. I don't remember ever being bummed about it. It forced my brothers and I to hang out…like going bowling … [Read more...]



Our Dayton Flyers almost made it into the sweet 16 again…almost. We went to watch them play on Friday in Columbus…they won Friday but lost last night to #3 seed Oklahoma. A pre party sponsored by the University was held before the game. Live band…beer & food. UD Flyers hold a very unique passion about their school and teams. Our kids haven’t … [Read more...]



When you bring them home…all you want to do is smell their heads and never put them down...You go in checking...triple checking. Yep...still breathing...and watching them sleep becomes your favorite form of entertainment. Sleep is all you talk about…when did they sleep, how did they sleep, when do they go to sleep again…. And then they start … [Read more...]

My favorite things giveaway


Well,  it’s that time again….no…. not time to run around in your undies in the middle of the street in winter time like you're back in college (#thingsyoudoincollegeandprayyourkidsdon’t)  It's time for favorite things give away! I have  rounded up a few of my most fav things and I am going to give all of them to ONE LUCKY READER! I just want to say … [Read more...]

Charity Home Playhouse ideas


A while back I shared with you a ranch house that belongs to woman named Dawn I came in contact with through my builder. Her house was in need of some updating on the exterior so I helped pick out some exterior colors and her house looks fresh and new now! It made such a difference to the outside…so warm and inviting now just like the people who … [Read more...]

JoAnna Gaines’s Hair: my weak attempt at a hair tutorial


So what was your favorite commercial last night? I thought they were all a bit of a downer. I did like the BMW commercial with Katie funny to think that was just 21 years ago...they were trying to figure out how email would work.  It was actually a fairly exciting game! I am excited to share with you a fun playhouse project I am … [Read more...]



Joanne Gaines…Fixer Upper girl….how does she do her hair? It’s not  beach waves…it's not a ringlet…it's just perfect soft flowy curls. And when she pulls it back... it's even more perfect?! I want to know her secret stat!   source: HGTV A wee bit obsessed with the Sons of Liberty mini series on the history channel. Did you catch it? I'm … [Read more...]